Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Peony Collection.



Sterling silver pendant made up of 5 - 8mm rings intertwined to make a small flower. Finished diameter is 12mm. The fine curb chain is sterling silver with a sterling silver clasp. Total length including the pendant is 18 inches.




Sterling silver earrings made up of 5 - 8mm rings attached to sterling silver lever backs. Finished diameter is 12mm. Total length top to bottom 32mm (1½").




Made from *Argentium Sterling Silver all the links have been hand formed by me, fused closed by me and then tumbled for hours for strength and shine. And then, finally, all the links were assembled into the pendant and earrings by me. All in all a timely but fun process.





All Gracie Jewellery is handmade in my smoke and pet-free home studio. Each piece arrives in its own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver.

Gracie Jewellery is available at www.graciejewellery.etsy.com

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Earrings and Matching Pendant

I love having a pair of earrings with a matching pendant. Several sets will be revealed this week.

Hand formed rings made from Argentium Sterling Silver were fused closed and then tumbled for hours for shine and strength. Then the outer ring was hammered flat by hand and texturized. Then back into the tumbler for more shine. The rings hang from handmade closed jumprings. The chain is sterling silver as well as the lobster clasp. The chain length is 17 inches, combined with the pendant total length is 18 3/4 inches.









The earrings were made the same way as the pendant but they hang from handmade earwires of Argentium sterling silver. Total length from top to bottom 1½ inches (38mm)







A light weight, easy wearing matched set.

All Gracie Jewellery is made in my smoke and pet free studio and arrives in its own storage pouch. This set is now available in my shop Gracie Jewellery.


*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sterling Silver Earrings

A fun casual pair of earrings.



Using Argentium Sterling Silver I hand formed the rings, added sterling silver beads and then I fused the rings closed. The earwires are handmade from Argentium sterling silver. From top to bottom these are 1 ¼ inches in length.




All Gracie Jewellery is made in my smoke and pet free studio and arrives in its own storage pouch. These earrings are now available in my shop Gracie Jewellery.


*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blue Monday - August 16



I'm linking to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday for the first time. How exciting! Oh, do I have lots of Blue to show. Thank you Sally for hosting Blue Monday.





I handcraft sterling silver jewellery, some with semi-precious beads. Like these Kyanite earrings.


The name Kyanite, derived from the Greek word kuanos is sometimes referred to as "kyanos", meaning deep blue. It predominantly occurs in a medium blue color with white streaks, although it can be gray, white or green. It is often translucent and always shiny.

The world's largest producer of kyanite is the US. It can be found in a number of states including California, Georgia, Nevada, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.




These kyanite drops are hanging from hand formed intertwined sterling silver rings. The leverbacks are also sterling silver. All my jewellery is available at Gracie Jewellery.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll visit again soon.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pink Saturday - August 14

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Thank you to our hostess Beverly of "How Sweet The Sound" for hosting our weekly meeting.




This week your eye-candy is a strand of Strawberry Quartz handwrapped with Sterling Silver.



I love the pinkish shade and the shape of each bead. And look, no seeds!



Be sure to visit me next week to see how you can win this necklace.

Have a great weekend!
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